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Sep 15, 2012 3:00am PDT
is when then-president george w. bush ordered the u.s.-led invasion of iraq, march 2003. it was also the month when it was ordered that the flag-draped coffins of american service members killed abroad could not be photographed when those coffins got back to the united states. that change in policy under george w. bush was a source of anger and controversy. it is why coffins were sometimes used in anti-iraq war protests to visually represent those real caskets of americans killed in the war that the bush administration would not allow the country to see. the bush administration banned the media from showing those dignified transfer ceremonies as the invasion of iraq started in 2003. and they kept the policy in place throughout george w. bush's time in office. as the country waged two of the longest wars in our history. it was not until the new president replaced george w. bush that the ban was rescinded. on thursday, february 26th, 2009, just five weeks after president barack obama was inaugurated, the defense department lifted the ban and one week after the ban was lifted, the follo
Sep 24, 2012 2:00am PDT
." >> reporter: a modern day drama beat out a '60s one sunday night. first year conspiracy thriller "homeland" broke "madmen's" four year winning streak as best tv drama. >> we're a little startled by this. >> reporter: claire daines also won best actress. her co-star took best actor beating out bryan cranston of "breaking bad" and "madmen" nominee jon hamm. >> i don't really believe in judging art, but i thought i'd show up just in case. >> reporter: and while one streak ended -- >> "modern family." >> reporter: it was a three-peat for "modern family." >> this is an embarrassment of riches. honors for lead acting went to jon cryer for ""two and a half men"." >> something has clearly gone terribly wrong. >> reporter: and julia louis dreyfus for "veep." >> i don't see anything funny about me being vice president of the united states. >> reporter: julian moore earned best actress in a miniseries or movie for "game change." >> i feel so validated because sarah palin gave me a big thumbs down. >> reporter: "hatfields & mccoys"' kevin costner won best actor. make it ten years in a row for jon stew
Sep 17, 2012 10:00am PDT
attacks on u.s. forces in afghanistan, and the ongoing investigation. >> that deadly attack at the u.s. consulate in libya, we've got both covered for you with two live reports from the regions. we begin first with nbc's atia abawi joining me live from kabul. atia, we've had insighter attacks, we have -- insider attacks, u.s. forces, nato attacks against civilians, but most notably perhaps we've had that attack, the taliban claiming responsibility for the attack on a key u.s. base, u.s. joint nato base on friday. >> that's right, andrea. it's ban violent weekend here in afghanistan and it started friday night in the overnight hours when the taliban breached the perimeter of that nato base you're talking about. one of the largest nato bases the afghanistan i should say. when i've been there, i thought it would be possible to breach but -- impossible to breach, but 15 made their way in, killed two u.s. marines in their attack and destroyed u.s. marine harrier jets on the runway there, causing millions, hundreds of millions of dollars of damage and then this weekend we saw more of these i
Sep 12, 2012 8:00am PDT
, and before we knew that an ambassador had been killed and that romney was responding to a statement from a u.s. embassy who at the time was trying to quell protesters and it's a statement that the white house later backtracked from, as romney noted there, but clearly he decided politically, and he may have been right, it would have been worse for him to back down from the statement that he did overnight, that he had no choice but to, quote, unquote, double down with his criticism. and it sparks the debate on the management of the arab spring, which is the conversation to have about the relationship between the united states and egypt, and how much of an ally is egypt? he is drawing lines in the sand earlier than you would expect at a time like this when a challenger realizes he can't compete with the rose garden. >> take a look. >> i spoke out when the key fact that i referred to was known, which was that the embassy of the united states issued what appeared to be an apology for american principles. that was a mistake. i believe when a mistake is made of that significance, you speak out. >> ch
Sep 13, 2012 2:00am PDT
justice will be done after the horrific killing of the u.s. ambassador to libya. >>> money out the window. bank robbery suspects hurl cash during a high-speed police chase. >>> baby guz. what duchess kate has been turning down sparking pregnancy rumors. >>> good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with firing back. in response to deadly attacks in libya that killed a u.s. ambassador and three diplomats, an elite group of marines has been sent to ramp up security in libya's capital. this as the obama administration responds to criticism from republican rival mitt romney while investigating whether the attacks were specifically coordinated to take place on the anniversary of 9/11. nbc's tracie potts has more from washington. good morning. >> reporter: march rarks here on capitol hill, the senate approved a resolution honoring the victims and calling this attack unacceptable and unjust find. a nation in mourning as the bodies of four americans including ambassador chris stevens arrive home. flags are at half staff in d.c. overnight, a vigi
Sep 25, 2012 5:00am EDT
be kept away. despite warnings from the u.n. he declared israel will be eliminated. the u.s. responded quickly calling that comment disgusting, offensive and outrageous. lynn? >> tracie, thanks. >>> elsewhere. missouri senate candidate todd akin again says he will stay in the race despite his controversial comment on rape last month. today is the deadline to get a court order to drop out of the race. after last month's interview, he lost most republican campaign money, but now a conservative fund-raising pac is seriously considering whether to come to akin's aid because he may have a legitimate chance to beat claire mccaskill. >>> well, newly release the numbers show the high school class of 2012 had s.a.t. reading scores that hit a four decade low. it focuses on reading, sentence structure and vocabulary. and it's been gradually declining for years. a majority of test takers, 57%, didn't even score high enough to indicate likely success in college. but many experts attribute the to continue decline to a record number of students taking the test including 1/4 from low income background
Sep 7, 2012 2:00am PDT
in the 60s and 70s all the way up the eastern seaboard, so the humid air is in place, but this weekend, the cool air surges down from the great lakes. it pushes all the way into texas. so, texas, if you can survive one more day today in the 100s, your relief will come over the weekend. for the eastern seaboard, we're going to have to wait until sunday. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. >> hey, bill, i'll take it. thank you so much. >>> coming up, wall street roars, data shows job numbers improving, and why ben & jerry's is suing a porn filmmaker. that will keep you sticking around! your first look at this morning's business headlines is straight ahead. >>> coming up, a benches-clearing brawl, a costly error and now you see him, now you don't. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. i'm so g lad you called. thank you. we're not in london, are we? no. why? apparently my debit card is. what? i know. don't worry, we have cancelled your old card. great. thank you. in addition to us monitoring your accounts for unusual activity, you
Sep 4, 2012 2:00am PDT
be a category 2 storm. a pretty serious hurricane for bermuda. lot of the large waves will head to the u.s. a bottom line for anyone in the eastern u.s., have the umbrella, tropical downpours this afternoon. >>> aid on the way for spain and italy, everyone wants a piece of american airlines and the current economic conditions for the tooth fairy. your "first look" at the morning's business headlines is straight ahead. >>> another milestone for tiger woods, a pair of walk-offs out west and a thrilling end to the first weekend of the college football season. you're watching first look on msnbc. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios why? i thought jill was your soul mate. no, no it's her dad. the general's your soul mate? dude what? no, no, no. he's, he's on my back about providing for his little girl. hey don't worry. e-trade's got a killer investing dashboard. everything is on one page, your investments, quotes, research... it's like the buffet last night. w
Sep 11, 2012 2:00am PDT
pause to remember the worst ever terrorist attack on u.s. soil. >>> insult to injury. a california woman getting carjacked, then slammed by her own vehicle. >>> old meets new. jetman makes a speck tack legislature stunt. good morning, those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with a day to reflect. 11 years ago today, terrorists attacked this country in an unprecedented asult killing nearly 3,000 people. today, ceremonies will be held in three locations. including the world trade center. daniele joins us from ground zero. good morning. >> good morning. the pools behind me will feature six moments of silence. they will have a ring of the names of the victims. it will be smaller than in years past. one year after their debut, these reflecting pools sitting in place of the fallen world towers will once again be front and center. while is country isn't forgetting the people lost in the september 11th terrorist attacks. this year much is changed. last year, politicians were asked not to speak. only relatives will read the names of the
Sep 19, 2012 2:00am PDT
starting next week. >>> al qaeda's branch in north africa is calling for more attacks on u.s. diplomats and protests against the anti-muslim video that insults the profit muhammad. they told lawrence o'donnell they are not spontaneous protests. >> it becomes clear about the response, this is a manufactured response. i feel that one of the things that started in the case of this and has grown since then is this, what i call an outrage industry. there are people in the islamic world whose job it is to find flash points and then use them to launch a larger, if you like, attack against american values and american personnel. >> don't miss the lawrence o'donnell show. it has the last word on the biggest issues and most compelling stories of the day. it airs at 10:00 p.m. eastern only on msnbc, the place for politics. >>> all right, here is your "first look" at news going on around america today. to new york, this dramatic attack inside a laundromat. the victim was punched and beaten with a large stick as two men and two women rob the place. one of the men can be seen with a cash register. po
Sep 20, 2012 2:00am PDT
like it before. >> i have been involved in presidential politics since the '70s, that is a very long time. i never heard any republican or democratic candidate for president write off almost half the people, show disdain for almost half the people. i never saw a candidate who would refuse to put out his income tax -- if he thinks paying income tax is so important, show us the money. show us the tax returns. it's rather stunning to me, the whole thing. >> lean forward with "rachel maddow show" here on msnbc, the place for politics. >>> a top u.s. security official said the deadly attack in libya on september 11th where the american ambassador was a terrorist strike. they doubt it started as a spontaneous protest. daniele has more from washington. >> reporter: sitting before the homeland security committee, three top officials called this scene last week, the deadly assault in libya where four americans died. evidence the u.s. continues to be vulnerable to terrorist attacks. much else remains unanswered. was al qaeda involved? >> we are looking at indications individuals may have had c
Sep 13, 2012 8:00am PDT
will have to see how they respond to this incident. >> not an ally and not an enemy. two u.s. warships are moving in to coast along the coast of libya as the hunt continues for killers of four americans. president obama vowing justice and continuing search for the murderers and their motive. >> as for the ones we lost last night, i want to assure you we will bring their killers to justice. >> meanwhile mitt romney will hold a campaign event in virginia within the hour still causing a stir after doubling down on his criticism of president obama as an poll guest in chief. politicians here and home and oversay sea oversay sees debating the judgment. >> these are moments that test the characters of the candidates. >> there is a lack of leadership there and that's what i would be hoping about and i hope mitt romney will be looking at the big picture. >> i think it was a big mistake. and it was because we're at the point of the campaign now where these impressions start to harden into concrete. >> you know what else it was, it was desperate. it was a desperate political tactic at a time that
Sep 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. and -- s h ife,au like to have himho ifca the pulled one of the great cons in the history of politics. >> and -- >> i wish this president would love how to be an american. >> and -- >> no one's ever asked to see my birth rtificate. >> and this rank twees, obama sympathizes with attackers in egypt. and then last night -- >> he's not a real president. >> tonight on "hardball" we show you the true ugly campaign being run agnst the president. tath awo big new of this ugly poll numbers running in his direction. we give them to you tonight. let's check the hardball scoreboard. according to a "new york times"/c/quinnipiac poll, obama leads romney by t points. down iflorida, t psi's le tol is nine, 53-44. the president looks to be opening up a big lead now, even in the face of this coordinated attack from the right. with me now are mother jones bureau chief and msnbc politic contritoravor cynthia tucker. i want to talk about the good news for the obama team right now. cynthia, why do you think -- take a minute here -- despite is ugly campaign i've just pointed out in its pattern, its thread,
Sep 15, 2012 9:00am PDT
a building outside the u.s. consulate. >>> but perhaps the most dramatic and compelling developments of the day come from libya where the u.s. government is making a big push to solve the murder of four americans, including the u.s. ambassador to libya. our nbc reporter is in benghazi as police close in on the consulate attackers. >> reporter: a team of fbi investigators has arrived here in benghazi. they're gogt to now begin sifting through the rebel and ashes at the u.s. consulate to identify any clues or evidence that may help them in identifying who is behind the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. we also understand that the libyan government for their part is cooperating with the u.s. intelligence agencies and other agencies involved in the investigation. the libyan government believes that this was a preplanned attack, that this was not a spontaneous outburst of violence as some have suggested. so far they have four individuals in their custody. they say several more are under surveillance. they are trying to see whether these individuals have any
Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
number and inos s,ouble digits on substantive issues. >> look, this is not at this point just about who you want to sit down with for a casual evening. >> right. >> this is who you want sitting behind the desk in the oval office deciding whether to ucherize medicare, raise taxes on the middle cls, pti social security. and krystal is right, romney had to move far to the right but having watched that tape, that's where is he comfortable. that's the best and easiest performance that i've seen him give. of course, his worst peormae, i ink le h fed out. i think the ryan pick helped him figure it out. we still have the debates, the romney campaign inexplicably is raising their expectations. it's not really inexplicable. the's a reason for it. they've got a lotf win supporters and some of the super pacs they've got to say just wait for those debates on october 3rd. >> krystal, wanted to cut mr. romney someslack. to be fair, the area that he is up is until budget deficit and he's winning in the polls 4%. it's the only area that he beats the president 4% in terms of the deficit. but before you c
Sep 27, 2012 2:00am EDT
's lead in the poll is nine, 53-44. enupigd now, even s to be in the face of this coordinated attack from the right. with me now are mother jones bureau chief and msnbc political contributor david corn and cynthia tucker. i want to talk about theood news for the obama team right now. cynthia, why do you think -- take a minute here -- despite this ugly campaign i've just pointed out in its pattern, its thread, what they are doing to try to delegitime this president, why is he doing well in the toughest states? >> we've talked about what campaign has done wrong. we haven't spent as much time talking about the things obama has done right. obama has done a lot of things for e thing, he's just a stronger candidate. he relates to people better. he's more approachable. his favorability rates are higher, while romney has high unfavorability ratings. but obama actually has a set of principles he believesn. so, he has a message that he carries out on the campaign trail over and over again. mitt romney doesn't appear to have anything he believes in so he has spent a lot of the ama kes rlves atopping
Sep 14, 2012 10:00am PDT
then told telemundo he doesn't consider -- changed poll. >> egypt a u.s. ally and this tortured dance of -- nato ally -- let's get to the nbc news/mare rist, wall street journal poll and we want to dot battleground check. >> right. >> the nbc news/"wall street journal" marist poll of three battleground states show the president ahead and importantly as you point out, that the right track/wrong track -- >> put it in context. polls are connected sunday through tuesday. this is -- >> and you look at it and it seems consistent with the bounce we saw in some national polls. here it is. it is those five-point leads in florida and virginia that seven-point lead in ohio, people asking about the party and sampling, florida and virginia a little less democratic than what the exit polls showed in 2008. ohio a little more. but they also fit with what we know the campaigns are seeing which is the president got a bump. the question now, does it dissipate or not? i think that is of a concern to the romney campaign. >> this just in as they say, the romney camp has announced senator mccain will be hol
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Sep 23, 2012 2:00am PDT
manipulation when news watch returns. >> a terrorist attack on americans in libya. a troubled u.s. economy and slow job growth here. dangerous defense cuts and mind numbing deficit with no solid plan for a fix. oh, and mitt romney's ineloquent talk with conservative supporters gets recorded on a sneaky cam. which story got the most attention by the ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing a stunning work of technology. introducing the entirely new lexus es. and the first-ever es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. >>> the result could be a game changer. >> with 49 days to election day. a candidate for president doesn't want a distraction from his message. but it's happened in a big way to mitt romney. >> today there was political earthquake in the presidential race and all because of the small camera secretly recording on the side of a room. >> let me start tonight, if i were a rich man ♪ ♪ dumb. it one thing to be rich and have a majority of voters convinced you are going to help the rich but what about pandering to the rich. >> jon: just something on mitt romney speaking in florida
Sep 3, 2012 2:30am PDT
made his worldwide religious and business phenomenon in the 1970s. he was the self-proclaimed messiah of a religion that was regarded by some as a cult. he is best known for mass weddings of thousands of his followers. >>> six days after isaac ravaged the state more than 200,000 people across louisiana are still without power this morning. while some residents in hard-hit plaquemines parish say they are cleaning up for the last time, others are questioning whether post-katrina upgrades hurt surrounding areas. >> reporter: the flooding is slowly receding across southern louisiana. but the threat of high water has some neighborhoods still on high alert. some officials are considering evacuations of 5,000 homes. >> we don't do this lightly because we don't want people out of their homes. but safety is first. >> reporter: as power crews work to restore electricity to the more than 200,000 still in the dark, the rebuilding in the bayou has begun. but for many residents, losing everything again. >> second time around. >> reporter: -- is making them think twice about not staying. >> we're th
Sep 14, 2012 2:00am PDT
movie is not a crime. >> thank you. >>> help is on the way for the u.s. economy. the federal reserve plans to spend $40 billion a month to buy mortgage bonds to encourage consumer spending, more investment and create more jobs. daniel lee reports from washington. >> reporter: u.s. stocks went up in minutes over stimulating a slow economy by making it cheaper for businesses to borrow and spend. ben bernanke hopes it will trickle down to the unemployed. >> the economy appears to be on a path of recovery, it's not moving fast enough. >> reporter: job seekers were hit by disappointing job numbers in august. fewer than july and well under the 200,000 jobs needed a month to lower unemployment. >> what we are about is trying to get jobs going. >> reporter: the feds will buy $40 billion a month undefinitely, keeping interest rates low. >> we're going to have to see if it works. >> reporter: financial experts are leery wondering of unintended consequences. >> it is, once again, underscoring the bad economic policies we have been seeing. >> reporter: bernanke disagrees. he thinks it will reduc
Sep 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
of rioters hurled soline bombs andnk martial marble on police. >>> a u.s. army brigadier general is charged with multiple counts of sexual misconduct. generalry sinclair is accused of what the army describ as forced sex with female subordates. mmoffa has now led to the trif way of a home near detroit. a tip from a dying man was credible enough for authorities to announce they'll test the soil samples from underath the driveway though they doubt any remains found would actually be >>> i you thought google maps were a good way to get around town. check this out. users can now navigate their way underwater the pictures of coral reefs are displayed much le the street view feature. pretty cool there. >>> all right, now hsou "first look" at politics. mitt romney told an audience in ohio they should not look forward to a huge cut in taxes if he's elected. romney said that's because he will also lower deductions and exemptions. >>> in an inrvieith "politico," newt gingrich had some debate advice for romney. gingrich says that when he faces president obama, mr. romney should "not be hostile but be
Sep 12, 2012 10:00am PDT
of the u.s. embassy for a long time now and they were the core group that went out yesterday organized this demonstration and then the demonstration got out of hand, so to speak, and some of the people climbed into the embassy itself, didn't attack anyone, but pulled down an american flag and put up a black islamic flag. no u.s. personnel were at risk in that incident, but what it did show is a glaring lack of response from the new islamic leaning egyptian government. what happened in benghazi was a very different kind of attack. this was a commando raid according to accounts by the libyan -- by various libyan security officials including ones we've spoken to who describe commandos, militants, showing up, attacking with rpgs, with military-style formation, at least two phases of the attack. it's a different kind of thing. i'm not saying that they -- both were inspired we are told, by this internet video, but one was a popular feeling and agitation in which people climbed over a wall and pulled down a flag, the other was a -- looks more like an al qaeda-style raid on a consulate that en
Sep 8, 2012 9:00am PDT
at this tranquil setting here on coney island beach. s because it looks phenomenal. but below the water surface we have threat of rip currents. it's not just here. to goes from maine to miami. the reason why is we have tropical storm leslie churning in the atlantic as that enhances the wave action along the eastern seaseaboard, it will ca the water to pile up in some places. when that water piles up on the shoreline, alex, it doesn't stay anchored there. it has to go back into deeper water. when that occurs at a quick, accelerated rate, it actually cuts a groove right through the sandbar. those grooves cause the water to move very quickly, at times up to eight feet per second. that could knock you off your feet, pull you into deeper water. that's when panic sets in. 80% of all lifeguard rescues have to do with rip currents, and they were very busy yesterday along the jersey shore, in fact, rescuing three people in a short amount of time. people aren't supposed to get in the water today. you see a couple out here. we may have a few rescues before the day is out. >> really awesome explanation on rip
Sep 16, 2012 1:00pm PDT
u.s. marines were killed friday at the british airfield in southwestern afghanistan. the insurgents involved in friday's attack wore u.s. army uniforms and suicide vests, indicating an elaborated, coordinated attack. >> reporter: good evening there, craig. it was a very deadly weekend here in afghanistan. both nato service members as well as civilian lives lost today. there was also a nato air strike that killed eight afghan women as they were trying to gather wood for the coming winter. they were mistaken for insurgent fighters. the nato called in an air strike killing them. they've apologized for the incident, but obviously president karzai is upset here. also a deadly weekend when it comes to nato service members. two members were killed on friday during an elaborate attack when the taliban were able to breach the perimeter of the air base. it's stunning that the taliban, 15 fighters, were able to do that, killing two u.s. marines and destroying aircraft on that base. then yesterday, two british soldiers were killed by an afghan police officer who turned their gun on them. today,
Sep 17, 2012 2:00am PDT
who exactly was behind last week's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. nbc's brian mooar has details. >> reporter: was the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya spontaneous, or did terrorists use a protest over an anti-islamic film as cover? >> opportunistic extremist elements came to the consulate as this was unfolding. they came with heavy weapons which unfortunately are readily available in post-revolutionary lib libya. >> reporter: libya's interim president says it was coordinated by not by libyans. >> it was planned by foreigners, by people who entered the country a few months ago. >> reporter: libyan officials say they have rounded up dozens of suspects. the fbi is hoping to deliver a definitive answer on what happened but has been unable to reach the consulate in benghazi because it's still too dangerous. the waves of anti-american protests from north africa to asia appear to be ebbing but critics of current u.s. policy say the protests are not the problem. they're a symptom. >> if we all decide to rally around the video as a problem, we are going to make a s
Sep 13, 2012 11:00am PDT
stooerevens. he's former navy s.e.a.l. glenn daughtry. he served in iraq and afghanistan. on the ground today more u.s. embassies under siege. the latest in yemen where protestors stormed the embassy, burned the american flag. in egypt security forces have been clashing much of the day with anti-american demonstrators while off the coast of libya, u.s. navy ships have now moved into place. there are warnings across the middle east of massive new demonstrations outside u.s. embassies friday, tomorrow. officials are urging americans to stay off the streets. in the past hour president obama issued a new warning. >> i want people around the world to hear me, to all those that would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished. it will not dim the light of the values that we proudly present to the rest of the world. no act of violence shakes the resolve of the united states of america. >> earlier today secretary of state hillary clinton stepped up her criticism of the anti-muslim film that first prompted the protests. >> to us, to me personally, this video is disgusting and reprehensib reprehen
Sep 13, 2012 8:00pm PDT
. earlier today in yemen, protesters stemmed the u.s. embassy in the capital city of sanaa. security forces used tear gas to disperse demonstrators after fires were set and rocks were thrown at the compound. we are going to keep monitoring this situation for you throughout the show tonight. if anything happens, we'll go to it live immediately. >>> but as the situation becomes increasingly volatile and traumatic overseas, the stakes have been quite raised for the presidential candidates here at home. this is actually -- this has highlighted a central thing the campaigns are there to do for us, for the american people. we are considering people who haven't been president before, who have never woken up or been woken up in the middle of the night by a call that says, sir, we have a dozen diplomats trapped under gunfire in a libyan consulate. that's part of what a campaign is, trying to figure out how the men and women will respond to that call. you probably remember this ad during the '08 democratic primaries. it put this choice in fairly stark terms. >> it's 3:00 a.m. and your children are sa
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